This weekend was nonstop busy. It started with Zach's baseball game on Friday evening. It was weird but I just KNEW that he was going to have a great game. I think moms have a special gift and connection at times with their children. I mentioned it to Ty and McKay. If I am at work, I always leave early to see the games. I video all his at bats and he likes to watch them after the games to watch his swing. He was "on" in hitting and catching.
After the game, Zach was asked to be interviewed for the newspaper. I watched him as he answered the questions. He was just so sweet about his comments. I have told him to always just be thankful and humble of his successes.
He hit a three run- home run and this is his coach at third base. I am so thankful that he loves his team and coach. He has grown as a athlete and playing on the Varsity team has helped him grow in his confidence and abilities. I had worried since he was the only 9th grader on the team that he would feel out of place. It was the direct opposite. The older boys have welcomed him and treat him well.
He absolutely loves being the catcher and they are down to their last week of games before Region playoffs. Then if they qualify they will go to State. Currently, the team is in 1st place going into Region. However, they know that they have to play well and they face tough competition every game.
On Saturday it was National Scrapbook Day. I really enjoyed visiting Heartfelt. I will post more photos of this later this week.
I raced home to help Taylor and Mckay with Gentry's bridal shower. Taylor hosted the shower and was really organized and made it special. Here are a few of the photos. Unfortunately, my camera had been left on and my battery was dead. I had to use my other purse camera. NOTE: photo colors are all off. Positive note- at least I have photos.
Yes, I love that Taylor made a photo to document the day. I am a big fan of signs that help to tell the story.
Taylor made all types of salad and desserts. She even made CAKE POPS and put them in colored PINK rice to keep them standing up.
McKay and Taylor worked hard to adorn the shower and make it a special day for Gentry.
I am so thankful to be the mother of my children. They are making good and wise decisions. I am so thankful. Gentry is so ready to be a wife and I am so excited for the wedding. Many women in Portugal last week think Gentry and I look so much alike. Do you see it? I really don't. I don't think any of my kids look alike. ha! However, I think my son Ty looks just like I did.
Gentry had Cambria help her open the gifts. It was so cute!!!!
Okay... bad photo... but what a great gift from Taylor. She got the idea off of pinterest.
I am so thankful for Gentry's friends. She met these three beautiful girls at BYU. Hilary and Dani were her roommates.
I wish I had got a photo with everyone who came. We are so thankful for our family and friends who came to celebrate with us. THANK YOU all for coming.
I am so thankful for this photo. This is Gentry's grandmother (her dad's mom). She is the sweetest person. I love her and even though Gentry's dad and I got divorced, they have always been so kind and caring towards me. I love that they love my girls so much and support them in so many ways.
I truly love Gentry's friends. They have a very special place in my heart. They support her and they are just great examples.
Dani, Jackie, McKay, Gentry, Taylor, Rachel, Chandler and Katie. They are all her bridesmaid. We are missing Kayla. (they will be here for the wedding and we are excited!!!)
After the shower, we drove to Farmington so that Ty could race in the first game of the outdoor season of BMX bike racing. It was so windy and cold and I was miserable. I just kept thinking that it was so important to be there for Ty and that I would face the cold any day to be there for my son. He is just such a sweet kid. He is growing up so fast. He tends to like the exact opposite of Zach. We try to give each of our children their own special time with us.
Ty won all three races to place 1st in the competition. He was so excited. I just love that it makes him feel happy to race. He was so happy since he felt he was not going to even place in the race.
He really WAS happy. This photos makes me laugh!
Next time, maybe I can get him to smile.
It was just a great weekend of family moments and memories.